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Poster: jonc Date: Apr 28, 2012 5:21pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: I know where all the Public Domain Films are going...

I give up. Be sure to return everything, okay?

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Poster: bullie89 Date: Apr 28, 2012 5:39pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: I know where all the Public Domain Films are going...

You clearly do not understand the Statute. That is okay. Law, by its Nature is complex. I am tired of this too. I am an Attorney and tired of trying to educate as that is not my job.

Grab the films while you can as they are being illegally removed from the Archive.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffVideo-Cellar Date: Apr 28, 2012 5:58pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: I know where all the Public Domain Films are going...

You clearly lack any understanding of the issues here. You seem to be getting things all mixed up. Some facts that might help you gain an understanding:

1) When you see removal requests in the forum it is because the film is NOT in the public domain but is in fact copyright protected and needs to go for that reason alone.

2) The majority of the films here are not contributed by or "Owned" by the Library of Congress. These collections are user contributed - they are movies uploaded by individual, corporate and institutional donors.

3) Public domain films are free to be repackaged, sold, marketed, altered, derived upon, etc in any way the user sees fit.

4) There is no obligation in the law to share public domain films. If I want to, I can keep all the really rare reels of film I have on my shelves just for myself. In fact, I am not even obligated to share them with myself.

5) Courts have ruled that it is appropriate for users to claim copyright on derivative works made from public domain works. For example, if a company takes a damaged silent film and creates new title cards and music or takes an English language film and creates a Spanish soundtrack, they have created a new copyright work that they do not have any obligation to share. They are able to place any restrictions within copyright law they wish. But they only own a copyright on their new work not the original work.

6) The problems you have on Youtube are the result of a failed automated content identification system. It is perfectly legal for a person who has created a new work based on a public domain work to place that work in a system such as Youtube's Content ID. What is unacceptable is that that system can not distinguish between one version of a public domain work and another or that the claimant would deny disputes in bad faith (or has placed an unaltered public domain work in the system).

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Poster: bullie89 Date: Apr 28, 2012 6:45pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: I know where all the Public Domain Films are going...

I get this.

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Poster: jonc Date: Apr 28, 2012 5:49pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: I know where all the Public Domain Films are going...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain

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Poster: migre Date: Apr 28, 2012 6:05pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: I know where all the Public Domain Films are going...

Now here's a URL for YOU...look for the hidden "message"

http://ramrod-boston.com/

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